Word of the Day – Lustrum

By February 9, 2018Word of the Day
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Lustrum (noun) (literary)

lus-trum

A period of five years.

Late 16th century: from Latin, originally denoting a purificatory sacrifice after a quinquennial census.

Example sentences

“She’s been my friend for eight lustrums now and forty years is a long time!”

Word of the Day – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)

jer-un-div

A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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